Nani insists there was ‘no better place’ for Cristiano Ronaldo than Man United … and the former Red Devil reveals he was ‘the first’ to convince Bruno Fernandes to join the club
- Nani has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo was right to rejoin Manchester United
- The winger said he is still a United fan and that Ronaldo’s return is ‘special’
- Nani also revealed that she convinced Bruno Fernandes to move to Old Trafford
Former Manchester United winger Nani has insisted there was “no better place” for Cristiano Ronaldo to go this summer than to return to the Red Devils.
The 34-year-old Portuguese now plays for Orlando City in MLS, but spent an eight-year stint at Old Trafford during which he briefly played alongside Ronaldo.
Nani said The athletic that he is still a United fan and that Ronaldo’s return has made him nostalgic for his days at Red Devil.
Nani (right) has stated that ‘there is no better place’ for Cristiano Ronaldo than Manchester United
The 34-year-old Nani had eight trophy-laden years at Old Trafford and now plays for Orlando City in the US.
When asked about his support for United, Nani replied: “Always.”
‘If I don’t have a game at the same time, of course. It is special now with Cristiano there. Obviously, when you see the news and his situation at Juventus, you imagine that there is no better place for him than to come back than to come back.
‘I knew the news would be true, so it wasn’t a big surprise to me. It’s always motivating to see Man United and Old Trafford full of fans, the way the atmosphere is in that stadium is just amazing. It’s good to see and remember some good times. ‘
Nani training with Bruno Fernandes at Sporting. He convinced Fernandes to move to United
Nani said he was ‘the first’ to tell Fernandes to go to United despite interest from other clubs.
Nani enjoyed a highly decorated career at Manchester United, with the skilled and speedy winger a fan favorite. During his time there, he won eight major trophies, including four Premier League and Champions League titles.
The winger also revealed that he was instrumental in ensuring Bruno Fernandes moved to Old Trafford. The two have been friends since they played together during Nani’s second spell at Sporting Lisbon.
“I was the first to tell him that he should go to England and that if he decides to go to England, if he can pick Manchester United, it would be the best for him,” Nani said.
Nani claimed that she can still do her signature backflip celebration, but not all the time.
‘That was funny because a couple of months later when I went to Orlando, I saw the news and I texted him because I was seeing that Man City and Man United and Tottenham were fighting over him and I said,’ If you have to go , you choose Man United! Is the best! “‘
In addition to his ability to rush into defenders, Nani’s signature backflip goal celebration cemented his position among the Old Trafford faithful and surprisingly the Portuguese said he can still pull it off.
‘Of course I can still do them!’ The river. “ I can’t do them all the time because I’m not young anymore. I’m just saving them for the best time. ‘